Fairfield trustees OK bid for windows

FAIRFIELD TWP. – Trustees approved a low bid of $69,997 for new windows and doors for the government building on Thursday.

Michael Fagan of Olsavsky and Jaminet Architects said there were four bids and Jim Santini Builders of Washingtonville submitted the low bid which he then recommended for the job.

Fagan said the two lowest bids were under his estimate of $72,000. Kreidler Construction of Poland submitted a bid of $71,954 while Alex Downie and Sons from Youngstown submitted a bid of $82,997 and J. Herbert Construction in Salem had a bid of $89,900.

Fagan said the bids included dry wall on the back side of the glass block trustees wanted instead of painting it and the entry vestibules will be discarded.

He explained that when the building was a school, the vestibules were “appropriate” but not today with ADA compliances. He said the north entrance will have an automatic-opening door.

Trustees approved the bid unanimously and Fagan said Santini is prepared to start “immediately.” Trustees authorized Chairman Bob Hum to sign the contracts.

The only thing left will be choosing the colors, Fagan said. Trustees said that could occur at the Aug. 22 meeting.

In other business, Fiscal Officer Pat Hoffmaster said the Ohio Department of Transportation has stated its contract with Morton for road salt was established at $36.45 a ton, causing Trustee Barry Miner to ask her to repeat the price.

Road Supervisor Mel Miller said he had the same reaction and distributed a list of salt prices for previous years. He said the prices have continually come down.

Hoffmaster asked about the contract with the New Waterford Fire Department and Hum said it is “in the works” but he had not received it yet.

Miller said requested a purchase order for $5,000 for addition hot mix for patching from Tri-County Asphalt and $1,200 purchase order for Yankee Clipper to do road line stripping at the school and railroad crossing.

Miller said all the chip and sealed roads have been swept and noted all the pipeline activity. Trustee Carl Garwood said he received a resident complaint about excess water on his property from pipeline excavation and referred the complainant to Miller who advised the problem was quickly remedied.

Miller said he spoke to the resident afterward and “he was as happy as can be.”

Zoning Officer Kymberly Seabolt said a nuisance property on Crestview Road was “taken care of” but there was another property “we continue to monitor” that is owned by a bank.

“I will keep you apprised if there are any other problems,” she said.

Seabolt said an appointment was set to look at a copier on Wednesday and Hum half-joked, “I want you (and Miller) to be happy with it because whatever we purchase you’re stuck with it.”

Miner said he attended the Bluegrass Pipeline open house on Wednesday and advised the board the Buckeye Transfer road improvement project was pushed back because the county engineer made dealing with recent flooding in the southern part of the county a priority.

Also, in other business, trustee changed the date of the Sept. 5 meeting to Sept. 4.